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My whirlpool will not spin

My whirlpool ultimate care heavy duty super capacity plus will not spin. Makes a light grinding noise. How do I get to the coupling to check it out and do I need to remove the motor and how to?

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  • Connie Strange Sep 21, 2008

    I think you are responding to a different model than my whirlpool asked about above. My model # is LSQ9244EQO and it has 3 1/2 inch bolts holding the motor up, yet unscrewing those does not detach the motor. I have not detached the pump as you described above, Should I? My problem remains how do I detach the motor to get to the coupler. The description above still does not tell me how to diagnose if the coupler is bad, your answer assumes it is and consequently tell me to remove and replace. Looking forward toyour responce and thank you for your help. Khankent

  • camizowner Sep 26, 2008

    My washer is doing the same thing and it is making the grinding noise...I did take the top off and a thin rubber belt if broke from the thing where you add fabric's hard to believe that little thing could cause this. I will be out 100.00 for a used one and afraid the new ones will be junk because they don't make them as good as they use to. PLEASE HELP ASAP fixing it other than than belt...could be more than I can do...if it's not something I can do myself...I mine as well buy a another one because the service charges are way too high.



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I did one last week.on top of the motor and the bottom there is one silver clip each,size-half inch wide and about 4 to 5 inches long.take a screw driver and prie it off.that works for me and the job was done perfect.

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Washer not spinning copling checked good not sure what to check next

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What we need to do is pull the machine out 2 feet from the wall and tilt it back. This will expose all the parts we need to remove. The pump is first held on by two metal clips, pump will clip to frame arm with a screw driver through a hole for support. Next is the motor,first unplug the wire harness, maybe a white switch wire and two red wires in addition to unplug. Next there is two 1/4 inch hex screws and then the motor unclips, bottom one first. Now you can see the coupler, note how it is attached. Turn the spindle on each side lift with a screw driver to remove the flanges. To seat the new flanges I use a 1/2 deep well socket on a extension to tap flush the flanges,flush with the spindle. Now insert the rubber coupler at the gear case side and align to the motor and reverse the process and then test.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

  • John Robbins
    John Robbins Sep 22, 2008

    Here is a pic of what I wrote to you it will show you exactly how the machine breaks down, the three bolts hold the gear case on as in 9 and 10


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